01 Jan 2019

Say "Yes" to 3 Important Tasks in the New Year

Christine Bové

If you’re leading a church or ministry, chances are you say “yes” to many responsibilities. If you’re a pastor, you say “yes” to leading your congregation every Sunday. Or, if you do ministry, you may say “yes” to visiting people who are sick, in the hospital, or in mourning over lost loved-ones. You say “yes” to whatever is needed for advancing the Kingdom.

Even so, you’re just one person. Oftentimes, important clerical tasks fall through the cracks because other ministry tasks arise.

Sometimes those necessary clerical tasks include: 

    • Managing church internal documents and records,
    • Filing annual paperwork,
    • And managing church finances.

These three tasks are so important to keep track of, but there are only so many hours in a day. Not all tasks can be completed correctly.

However, when these three tasks are well-managed, ministries function at their best and pastors and ministers feel a tremendous weight lifted off their shoulders.

At StartCHURCH, we want to provide the tools you need so you can keep saying “yes” to ministry without compromising on important clerical tasks. 

Say “Yes” to Organized Records

All your ministry’s documents and information should be easy to find and kept in one place.

Saying “yes” to organizing important records is possible when it’s delegated to someone who can effectively handle it for you. If you are unable to delegate to someone else, establishing a system will make it an easier process for you. 

At StartCHURCH, we have practical tools for you to keep your internal documents in order. For physical copies and storage, check out our Minister’s Corporate Records Kit. 

You can also create your own records kit. You will want a binder or filing system to keep your church’s documents organized. 

For those who are more digitally savvy, we have a variety of cloud software to help with different aspects of your internal documents. 

Along with a filing system, you should have various operation documents and forms. To help create a seamless process, we’ve assembled templates and samples of many needed ministry documents. 

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Say “Yes” to Organized Annual Paperwork

Say “yes” to getting your yearly paperwork done. There are specific forms for churches and ministries that need to be filed annually with the government. 

Different forms are required for different nonprofit organizations. Is your organization classified as either a ministry, community development center, or nonreligious nonprofit? If so, you will need to file Form 990 with the IRS on or before May 15. Churches, however, are exempt from filing Form 990. 

Aside from federal paperwork, additional forms may need to be filed at the state level. Depending on the state your organization is incorporated in, you may be required to file an annual report. Each state has unique filing fees, rules, and deadlines for filing this report. Check with your state of incorporation to see if filing is a requirement for your organization. Failure to file an annual report by the deadline can result in fees or lead to being administratively dissolved by the state. 

The process for filing these forms can be time-consuming and overwhelming. It may seem stressful, but you can delegate paperwork filing. 

If you need help with annual reports, charity registrations, board meeting minutes, or updating your internal documents, give us a call at: 877-494-4655. One of our church planting specialists will talk with you about your most pressing needs. 

Say “Yes” to Organized Finances

Say “yes” to the biggest ministry game-changer yet: bookkeeping. 

At StartCHURCH, we created our bookkeeping service for pastors who want to delegate their church finances to others so they can say “yes” to the ministry tasks they enjoy most. 

We want to partner with you and your ministry to make sure your ministry or church finances are in order and stay that way.

Through our qualified bookkeepers, your organization's financial records will be kept up-to-date, secure, and organized so your ministry can always be at its best. 

With our bookkeeping service, you can:

    • Manage mileage and ministry reimbursements,
    • Receive customized ministry reports,
    • Stay on top of deadlines with personal reminders and a customizable schedule,
    • Have a readily available personal bookkeeper to answer your questions, 
    • and much more!

When using StartCHURCH bookkeeping, you can say “yes” to more of the things you love like serving people and sharing the Gospel.

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Say “Hello" to Your Best Year Yet

What important tasks are you saying “no” to? What can you delegate to your staff to help the ministry thrive?

We want to help make this year one of the best for you and your ministry. We would love to partner with you by freeing you to do what God called you to do: love His people and steward His Kingdom well. 

StartCHURCH is here to help make it happen for you. 

Delegate those “no’s” to us so you can say “yes” to the ministry responsibilities you enjoy. We’ll make sure everything is done well so you can have peace of mind and get back to doing what you are called to do.

Give us a call today at 877-494-4655 and learn more about how we can serve you!

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